It was actually painful to watch Arsenal tonight. Even when we managed to get to halftime with the scores level at 1-1, you could not kid yourself that Arsenal were in the game or worthy of a draw. It was systematic dominance all over the pitch and the Germans made it count after the break and the 5-1 scoreline could have been a lot worse.
The Gunners had started reasonably well, although it was a defensive mindset from the start. And there was not a lot we could do about their opener which came through some brilliance from Robben. From then on it was men against boys, though, as Bayern completely controlled the game, cutting through us with ease while we could hardly string two passes together.
For most of the game we did not get near them and when an Arsenal player got the ball it was recovered almost immediately. Even our goal was out of the blue and owed a lot to luck. Another ref would not have given a penalty for that kick on Koscielny and Alexis Sanchez needed three pops at the cherry to score.
Instead of riding our luck and learning and adapting to the first half, we got worse, and it was only a matter of time. Too much time to pick out a cross and Mustafi beaten too easily in the air made it 2-1. Two more that seeemed laughably easy in the next 10 minutes and Arsenal had given up.
A stupid mistake to let them get a fifth late on was no surprise and that equalled our worst ever defeat in Europe. No chance of coming back, only the hope of avoiding another humiliation. Time to go Arsene.